Butch Jones appears to be just one major grab away from completing his first coaching staff at Tennessee. The new Vol head coach is making a sales pitch in Knoxville today to ex-Tennessee player and current Southern Cal receivers coach Tee Martin.
Martin quarterbacked the Vols to the 1998 BCS championship. After serving under Joker Phillips at Kentucky as an assistant in 2010 and 2011, Martin packed his bags for LA to work with Lane Kiffin in 2012 (which had to curdle some milk in the Volunteer State).
If Jones can land Martin, he’ll prove to doubting UT fans that he can at least do two very important things:
1. Recruit well enough to bring a favorite son home
2. Hurt Kiffin’s staff
Both would please a UT fanbase that was less than happy when Jones was hired last Friday. The Knoxville News Sentinel looks at the rest of Tennessee’s staff here.